HND Health Care

Level 4 & Level 5

Diploma in Health Care

On successful completion of level 5 High National Diploma, students can develop their careers in healthcare sector either by processing to university or entering into employment in Healthcare sector such as Non Clinic managerial, Coordinator and supervisory roles in Healthcare administration, Operation and support service, e.g. information, office patient service, Health Improvement Service etc.  The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the HND Health and Social Care sector.

HND Level 4 & 5

Health Care Modules

Entry Requirement

SIPS-Oxford Business College maintains strict Entry Criteria for the International Foundation.

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject)
A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
Other related level-3 qualifications
An access to a higher education certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
Six months work experience in Health and Social Care Sector
An international equivalent of the above
Centers may wish to consider applicants’ prior learning when considering their acceptance on a Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals, through Recognition of Prior Learning
A current enhanced DBS Certificate – should not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working with young people or vulnerable adults.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

It takes place through practical and theoretical classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, data analysis sessions, discussions, tutorials, industry and community visits. The student learns through these and through individual and small group self‐managed activities, including resource‐based learning and online learning support through the VLE.
Teaching is linked directly with professional practice and research, both of which directly inform and enhance course content and delivery. Visiting professionals contribute to the course delivery with full time staff and are vital to providing the student with access to current professional practices and issues developing student’s employability skills and knowledge.
Seminars and tutorials make up a supportive network, which is complimented by the virtual learning center.
Each module in the programme has a set of assessment criteria which the learner will need to demonstrate to pass the module. Students will undertake one or more pieces of assessment (assessment items) for each module and need to show in the work presented for assessment that the assessment criteria for the module are met.
Assessment items are designated as: practical, presentation, and coursework. The work presented by the student for assessment is varied and could include:
Practical Assessments
Data Analysis
Case Studies
Reflective activities where the student looks back over her/his experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience
Online discussions that the students have had with their peers, tutors, and invited contributors to the programme
Oral and written reports
Journals, blogs, and log books
Plans (e.g., action plans, plans for the group activities)
Portfolios of Evidence

Progression Pathways

BSc (Hons) in Management Studies (Health and Social Care)
BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care
BA/BSc (Hons) in Health Studies
BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing
BSc (Hons) in Public Health
BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion.